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The Wasted Times (2016)

Luo man di ke xiao wang shi (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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Over the course of several decades, a deal between the Japanese army and criminals in Shanghai plays out with violence and betrayal.

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Er Cheng

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Er Cheng
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
You Ge ... Mister Lu
Ziyi Zhang ... Xiao Liu
Tadanobu Asano ... Watabe
Chun Du ... Killer
Gillian Chung ... Xiao Wu
Baogang Zhao Baogang Zhao
Dahong Ni
Quan Yuan Quan Yuan
Ni Yan
Geng Han
Siyan Huo
Jiang Du
Chuan-jun Wang Chuan-jun Wang
Xing Lv Xing Lv
Wallace Chung
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Over the course of several decades, a deal between the Japanese army and criminals in Shanghai plays out with violence and betrayal.

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Drama

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Country:

China

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luomandike xiaowang shi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,514, 16 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$239,256, 23 December 2016
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Color:

Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Film about Tolerance and Repentance, Though Disliked by A Few Japanese People
12 June 2017 | by lichtblickzzzzSee all my reviews

In response to a Japanese user's one star, I think 9 stars is fair.

The spying before WWII from Japan in China was prevalent and nasty. The robbery was under the name "East Asia Coproerisity." The fighting against those invaders had never stopped. (as recorded in history and in the film, the old Shanghai gang people also contributed much in underground acticivities)

I have been consistently shocked by how more and more Japanese people tend to beautify their WWII history since the last decade. If even this film could even hurt their feeling, this film should not be blamed.

This is a film about tolerance and repentance. It is a life story of the hero, it is also a portrait of the culture, or an attitude in the family, friendship and business.

Though I am not a fan of Shanghai culture, I really like the acting. The description of the old Shanghai fashion is really good. Much of the Shanghai culture has been lost since 1949 but some still left. As you can see in the movie, it was very exquisite but life-oriented.


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